Thursday, March 2, 2017

THREE PEOPLE THROWN INTO A FURNACE RAGING WITH FIRE AND THEY DO NOT BURN. This Seems To Be Science Fiction Because The Science Behind The Rescue Is Not Known. What is known about such an event occurring during the Babylonian Captivity of Israel is found in the book of Daniel.

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Harry Riches Answer requested by I Gusti Ayu Nadine Hirania and Hayden Stinchfield

One possibility is that Daniel had advanced knowledge of secret arts and was able to rescue Shadrach, Meashack and Abednego from the furnace. Somebody definitely appeared in the furnace and rescued them. For we read:
  • He answered, Look, I see four men loose, walking in the middle of the fire, and they are unharmed; and the aspect of the fourth is like a son of the gods. Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace: he spoke and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, you servants of the Most High God, come out, and come here. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego came out of the middle of the fire. The satraps, the deputies, and the governors, and the king’s counselors, being gathered together, saw these men, that the fire had no power on their bodies, nor was the hair of their head singed, neither were their pants changed, nor had the smell of fire passed on them. Nebuchadnezzar spoke and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who has sent his angel, and delivered his servants who trusted in him, and have changed the king’s word, and have yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God. (Daniel 3:25–28)
Some might even think that the angel was Daniel because all things are possible for those who believe in God.
  • Jesus, looking at them, said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God, for all things are possible with God. (Mark 10:27)
  • Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” (Mark 9.23) 
In all probability, Daniel would have been praying on behalf of his friends, if he knew that they had been thrown into the fire. Daniel may not have had sufficient faith to believe that he could walk into the furnace and rescue his friends. Nevertheless, if Daniel knew about his friends being thrown into the fiery furnace, there is no doubt that he would believe that God would intervene, if He so desired to glorify His name. Since God’s promises do not change (Malachi 3:6), and He honors those who honor Him  (1 Samuel 2:30), Daniel’s prayer would have been answered.
  • Behold, a hand touched me, which set me on my knees and on the palms of my hands. He said to me, Daniel, you man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright; for am I now sent to you. When he had spoken this word to me, I stood trembling. Then he said to me, Don’t be afraid, Daniel; forfrom the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your Godyour words were heard: and I have come for your words’ sake. (Daniel 10:10–12)
While the Bible does not say where Daniel was, we can be sure that if he knew what happening to his friends, he would have been praying a prayer of faith.
Faith is not wishful thinking. Faith is about entering into a relationship and completing one’s confession with deeds done (James 2:18–20).

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